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Home > ItrainOnline newsletter > January 2007

ITO-Announce January 2007

ITO-ANNOUNCE IS A MONTHLY DIGEST OF
RESOURCES NEWLY LISTED ON ITRAINONLINE
http://www.itrainonline.org/

1) Backing up
2) Web site development and accessibility
3) Office productivity
4) Audio, video and community radio
5) Resources for trainers
6) Recursos en español
7) Suggest a resource
8) ItrainOnline RSS feeds

1) BACKING UP

Backing Up Your Data
"How effective would your nonprofit be if your email, word-processing documents, and contact databases were wiped out completely? How many hours would it take to rebuild the lost information from scratch?" ONE/Northwest and Kevin Lo look at the best backup practices.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5052923

2) WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT AND ACCESSIBILITY

Understanding Images: A Guide to Resolution and Size
"Is more resolution always better? How do megapixels relate to megabytes? And can you reuse printed graphics on your nonprofit's Web site?" TechSoup looks at the basics.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5050807

Accessibility audit vs. accessibility testing
"There are currently three different options available to you when testing a website for accessibility:
* Accessibility audit - An accessibility expert reviews your site, highlighting any accessibility issue
* Accessibility testing - Real disabled users complete common tasks on your website whilst a moderator notes all problems they experience
* Automated accessibility testing - An automated program evaluates your website against accessibility guidelines"
Webcredible looks at the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5049668

Web 2.0 & Accessibility for Disabled Users
"Web 2.0 has become one of the buzzwords within the internet community. In this article we examine what Web 2.0 is and what implications it might have for disabled people who use the Web, particularly the use of Ajax for interactive web pages."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5052772

Writing Online: Best Practices
OneNorthWest offers guidelines, tips, and hints for writing more effective web content.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5052106

3) OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY

Tutorials for Open Office
Web site with free learning tutorials on installing OpenOffice and using OpenOffice applications. Concise and brief instructions for self-learners and teachers.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5050969

4) AUDIO, VIDEO AND COMMUNITY RADIO

NGO-in-a-Box: Audio and Video edition
"The Audio and Video edition of NGO-in-a-Box is a toolkit that lowers the entry level for NGOs, non-profits and media activists wanting to use audio and video for social change. It is a collection of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) tools, documentation and tutorials that introduce you to the world of FOSS and the low-cost technology that is transforming the balance of forces in the realm of media production."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5051745

Radio Talkshows for Peacebuilding - a guide
A short guide for radio presenters/producers and others in how to do talk shows in a way which helps reduce rather than increase conflict. You need to register (for free) to download the guides.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5051743

5) RESOURCES FOR TRAINERS

Running Effective Online Trainings - tips for creating a successful training program
This article in TechSoup's Learning Centre on preparing and conducting online trainings provides advice on choosing learning platforms, the costs associated with several of them, and many tips on setting up and running the actual training. The article is written with doing technology training online in mind.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5049967

Producing information materials through participatory writeshops
Writeshops (intensive workshops to write information materials) are a useful way to document the knowledge of a group of experts. This technique is being used by ItrainOnline partners to design courses and develop materials for ICT training. The writeshop process described here was developed for the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction in the Philippines.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5049950

6) RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOL

Diseñando un repositorio de objetos de aprendizaje para la plataforma de teleducacion EducAD-UNACH
Los objetos de aprendizaje son piezas individuales autocontenidas y reutilizables de contenidoque sirven para fines instruccionales. Los objetos de aprendizaje deben estar albergados y organizadosen metadatos de manera tal que, el usuario pueda identificarlos, localizarlos y utilizarlospara propositos educacionales en ambientes basados en Web.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5047258 

Zope: El servidor de aplicaciones libre
Zope es un servidor de aplicaciones, con mucho enfasis en la gestion de contenidos, los portales y los servicios a medida, destacando como una plataforma para el desarrollo rapido de aplicaciones ricas en contenido y funcionalidad.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5049849

Drupal, el gestor de contenidos para portales
El gestor de contenido Drupal, basado en PHP, facilita las labores con paginas dinamicas. Su sistema modular permite ampliaciones sencillas y su apariencia esta basada en plantillas. En este articulo cubre su abanico de funciones y trata la instalacion y configuracion basica.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5050582

Una Introduccion a la Criptografia
Una introduccion muy abarcativa al tema de la criptografia. Comprende topicos basicos de la historia sobre el tema y llega a los temas de frontera. Excelente material para los interesados en profundizar en la seguridad de las comunicaciones.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5050557

Un pez llamado phishing
Este articulo describe de manera tecnica las vulnerabilidades a las cuales estamos expuestos con un metodo de ataque conocido como "Ataque de autentificacion multiplataformas" o "Cross site scripting", que trae como consecuencia la violacion de privacidad y robo de contraseñas.Si te interesan los temas de seguridad y eres administrador de un sitio web, este materia puede ser para ti.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5050568

Navegacion segura
Navegar por la Web solia ser muy sencillo, y todo pareca muy inocente. Pero la Web de hoy en dia se ha convertido en un lugar muy diferente y mas oscuro. Si pulsamos en el lugar equivocado, cualquier gangster informatico de cualquier lugar del mundo puede echar mano de nuestro bolsillo. Nuestra mejor defensa es saber las tretas y tener un plan en consecuencia.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5050570

Aprovechando ordenadores viejos con software libre
Linux y hardware viejo ¿un choque entre dos mundos diferentes? Este
articulo nos orienta acerca de las distribuciones que resultan
adecuadas a equipo relativamente antiguo.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5050572

7) SUGGEST A RESOURCE

If you would like to suggest a resource for inclusion in ItrainOnline please visit
http://www.itrainonline.org/Itrainonline/english/submit.shtml 
or e-mail mmtk@apc.org.

8) RSS FEEDS

See all of ItrainOnline's new resources at a glance with RSS feeds in English and Spanish.

English: To include the ItrainOnline RSS feeds just cut and paste this link in your RSS reader:
http://www.itrainonline.org/apps/aa/view.php3?vid=892&nocache=1 

If you want to learn more about RSS and RSS readers, see "About RSS"
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/english/about-rss.shtml

Puede ver todas las novedades con el canal RSS de ItrainOnline en español.

Español: Para incluir canales RSS desde Itrainonline en su lector de RSS, incluya esta liga:
http://www.itrainonline.org/apps/aa/view.php3?vid=896&nocache=1

Si quiere aprender mas acerca de RSS, consulte "Titulares RSS":
http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/spanish/sobre-rss.shtml 

 

 
 
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